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February 02, 2016

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

February 2, 2016

Quilting Memories, Issue #033 -- February Quilting 2016

Quilting Memories brings you the latest information about quilting. We are a place for beginners to learn and experts to get new ideas.

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Welcome to our February 2016 quilting newsletter issue.

Starting off the year right!

We are here to inspire you towards your next quilting masterpiece!

In this installment you will find:

Information and changes to the monthly contest for 2016.

See the new quilting designs that are up for grabs for the monthly contest of February.

This month’s free quilting pattern just for e-zine subscribers.

The other free patterns that were posted in January.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Best Quilting Moments Contest for 2016

Don't forget some changes have been made for monthly contest, starting last month!
Don't worry. You still get a free pattern for entering.
We decided to open up the opportunities of the different designs you can win.
Now you can win foundation, template, AND applique patterns!
This means you can win the patterns of your dreams and take some off of your wish list!

Don't miss out on this month's contest and your chance to win free quilting patterns!

Remember, this is a monthly contest. You can enter as many stories as you like every month to up your chances of winning.

Even quilting works that are UFOs (Unfinished Objects) can be entered!

Will YOU be the winner for the month of February?

Submit your experience and see if you'll be our next winner!

Here is what the free foundation pattern looks like, just for entering:

How do you get your free pattern?

First, submit your story.

Then as you are submitting it, make sure you have your email address filled out on the form. That way we can send the free pattern directly to your email as a PDF attachment.

It's that easy!

We look forward to reading your post!

Go to our quilting contest page to see the video of the designs that can be won for February 2016!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“Stained Glass Heart”

Bring your love for stained glass applique to the surface with this fun free pattern!

Feel free to add this special touch to your next project.

Here are the steps to complete it as an applique:

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes an 6x6” block when all three appliques are done for this one block.

Trace the designs onto lite fusible adhesive. Preferably, Heat n Bond ultra-hold. (Lite hold may be used if the applique will be stitched down.)

Cut the pieces around the lines. Leave the inner designs to be cut away later!
Select which fabrics will be the pieces of the applique and which will be the background.
Iron press fusible onto the back of desired fabric.

Now cut fabric on the line of the design that was traced (as well as the inner design) so none of the ink shows on the interfacing paper.

Find ideal placement for the applique pieces on the background fabric.

Peel off the paper from the fusible and iron press applique into place.

When all the pieces are pressed in the correct places, sew them into place with a tight zigzag stitch (aka. Satin stitch) around the edges of the applique pieces if lite hold was used. If ultra-hold was the fusible, then leave the design as a raw edged applique.

Now your quilting block is complete and it can be used any way you see fit.

January’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Heart Wreath Line Pattern 2 - Your valentine stitches never looked so good

Free Heart Wreath Line Pattern 3 - Love your quilting stitches.

Free Heart Star Line Quilting Pattern - Find out how to make it original and yours!

Free Heart Flower Line Quilting Pattern - It's just blooming with possibilities!

Free Looped Ring Line Pattern - Make quilting fun again and get loopy!

To find these pages just visit and use our search feature.

Additional New Pages

Quilting Shop: Find out what's new!

• Winter Applique Patterns

• Nature Applique Patterns 2

• Crazy Foundation Patterns 7

• Lucky Template Patterns

• Lover Template Patterns 2

• Star Template Patterns 15

• New York Beauty Foundation Patterns

• Beauty Quilting Foundation Patterns

• Flower Template Patterns 4

• Wedding Ring Quilt Patterns 2

• Beauty Quilting Foundation Patterns 2

• Stained Glass Quilting Patterns

• Wedding Ring Foundation Patterns

• Flower Template Patterns 5 - Tulips

• Feathered Star Template Pattern

• Beauty Foundation Patterns 2

• Wedding Foundation Patterns

• Stained Glass Quilt Patterns

• Beauty Foundation Patterns 3

• Feathered Star Template Patterns 2

• Beauty Foundation Patterns 4

• Feathered Star Template Patterns 3

• Chain Template Patterns 3

Additional posts have been made in our quilting forum, too!

If you would like to find these pages quickly, use the site search option.

Wrap Up

We hoped you enjoyed this month’s issue of our quilting newsletter.

Comments? Ideas? Feedback?

We'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell us what you think!

Until next month.

Happy quilting,


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